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  • Form 5 Are You Still Playing Your Flute?

    Table of Contents

    Introduction Synopsis

    Elements Activities Assessment Answer Key Panel of writers

    Curriculum Development Division. Ministry of Education Malaysia . 2010

    DRAFT

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    Introduction ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? POETRY

    About the poet

    Zurina Hassan was born on 13th June,1949, at Alor Star, Kedah. She obtained her basic degree B.A (HONS) from USM, followed by her M.A from UPM and finally Phd from Academic of Malay Studies of UM. The following are some of the few awards achieved by Zurina Hassan.

    AWARDS:

    S.E.A. Writers Award (Anugerah Penulisan Asia Tenggara)

    Book Category Award

    Pujangga Tidak Bernama, Hadiah Satera Perdana (1994/1995)

    Memoir Zurinah Hassan Menjejak Puisi (Hadiah Buku Perpustakaan Negara 2002/2004)

    Memoir Zurinah Hassan Menjejak Puisi (Hadiah Sastera Perdana 2002/2003)

    Source: http://zahuren.wordpress.com/poems/are-you-still-playing-flute/

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    ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE?

    Zurinah Hassan

    Are you still playing your flute?

    When there is hardly time for our love

    I am feeling guilty

    To be longing for your song

    The melody concealed in the slim hollow of the bamboo

    Uncovered by the breath of an artist

    Composed by his fingers

    Blown by the wind

    To the depth of my heart.

    Are you still playing the flute? In the village so quiet and deserted Amidst the sick rice field While here it has become a luxury To spend time watching the rain Gazing at the evening rays Collecting dew drops Or enjoying the fragrance of flowers.

    Are you still playing your flute?

    The more it disturbs my conscience

    to be thinking of you

    in the hazard of you

    my younger brothers unemployed and desperate

    my people disunited by politics

    my friend slaughtered mercilessly

    this world is too old and bleeding

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    Synopsis ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? POETRY

    This poem is told from a first person point of view, where the persona, reminisces her

    feeling of guilt, missing the beautiful melody of the bamboo flute played by her beloved

    long ago. She later questions and wonders if the flute is still being played now, as the

    village is now under populated and the paddy field is in a deplorable state. She

    mentions that, nowadays, relaxing and savoring the beauty of nature is a rare luxury. In

    the final stanza, she questions for the third time, whether her beloved is still playing the

    flute. This time around, she admits that she couldnt help but on the contrary, she feels

    guilty to be thinking of their love at their difficult times. The hardships portrayed here are

    unemployed young men, people disunited by politics and a dying world.

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    Elements ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? POETRY

    Setting

    The poem is set in a rural Malay village, which is undergoing a change. It is a quiet and deserted village. The paddy fields looked barren. Nevertheless, the luxuries, such as watching the rain, gazing at the evening rays, collecting dew drops and enjoying the

    fragrance of the flower, still exist in the rural.

    Themes

    Adapting to changes. This is inevitable. We need to adapt to all kinds of social, economic and political changes. In this poem, the flutist is aloof to changes happening around him.

    Love and appreciate the arts.

    Love and appreciate the arts.

    Moral Values

    Aware of your family commitment. Everyone needs to take responsibility to the changes that take place in life and act

    accordingly. The flutist does not succumb to the changes around him. He clings on to his roots. He is not aware of his family commitments. The persona, his former lover has progressed in life while he still leads his conventional lifestyle.

    Get your priorities right. Eg: Village nowadays is left quiet and deserted. Rice fields are left barren, but the flutist continues to play his flute. He needs to realize there is time to play and time to work. Hence, one must get his priorities right.

    Literary Devices

    Point of View Written in first person point of view

    Structure

    3 Stanzas (1st stanza- 9 lines; 2nd stanza 8 lines; 3rd stanza 8 lines)

    Rhyme Scheme

    Free Verse

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    Repetition

    In this poem the question Are you still playing your flute? is repeated three times. Each time, the question is asked in a different tone.

    The word my repeated in stanza 3, line 5-7. This emphasises how the persona care for people who are close to her.

    Personification: Portrays human suffering

    the sick rice field

    this world is too old and bleeding

    Metaphor: sick rice field (stanza 2, line 3)

    The word sick is used to describe the rice field. This gives us an idea that the rice field is barren.

    Symbol

    Flute is a symbol of solace or comfort. Tone

    First stanza, the persona is longing to hear her beloved playing his flute.

    Second stanza, nostalgic, when the persona recalls how she used to enjoy the luxury of nature.

    Third stanza, the persona sounds worried as she addresses the violence that is taking place around her.

    Diction is used to illustrate the personas idea.

    Stanza 1, line 1-9 explains how the music from the flute by the flutist mesmerized the persona.

    Stanza 2, line 2-8, the beauty of nature is emphasized. Alliteration of the sound /f/

    .fragrance of flowers

    Language and style

    Rhetorical question Descriptive and questioning Simple style and no rhyme

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    Aims Materials

    Steps

    Notes

    ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? ACTIVITY 1

    Your opinion, please Time : 80 minutes

    1 To train students to visualize the poem and

    appreciate the music.

    1 Picture cards

    2 Computer and LCD

    1 Students will view 3 different versions of flute pieces, played by an Indian, Chinese and Malay musician.(refer to the youtube sites in notes)

    2 Pose a few questions leading to the poem. (Worksheet 1) 3 Students will view pictures in worksheet 1 and describe them. 4 Divide students into groups of 5. They are required to present their opinion

    based on the pictures and video clips they have viewed in the provided space.

    5 Conduct a class discussion on the opinions presented by each group.

    Teacher creates an opinion card, where each group could write their opinion before their presentation. These cards can be placed on the classroom English Board, for others to read and compare notes. Sites for the flute music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeJ78FAzXQ www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebm4VLtdxLg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRqM_JVrGKs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeJ78FAzXQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebm4VLtdxLghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRqM_JVrGKs

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    ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? WORKSHEET 1

    Suggested Questions (to be answered orally): 1.

    Do you listen to / play musical instruments? What instrument do you play?

    2.

    When do you listen to / play musical instruments?

    3.

    Can anyone play a recorder or a flute?

    4.

    Do you enjoy listening to music?

    5.

    Which musician do you like the best/ Why? (After viewing the music video clips)

    Your opinion please

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    Worksheet 1: Describe the pictures below with your own words.

    Source: http://www.googleimage.com.my

    http://www.googleimage.com.my/

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    Source: http://www.googleimage.com.my

    YOUR OPINION

    WRITE SENTENCES ABOUT THE PICTURES ABOVE

    ______________________________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________

    ______________________________________________________________________

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    Aims Materials

    Steps

    Notes

    ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? ACTIVITY 2

    Poetry in motion Time : 40 minutes

    1 To express emotions and actions portrayed in

    the poem.

    1

    2

    Worksheet 2a

    Worksheet 2b

    1 Divide the class into groups of five. 2 3 4

    Distribute worksheet 2a. Students portray emotion or act out the action given to each group. Teacher could provide cards and allow the students to draw the pictures of emotions or replicas to support their action or expression. Distribute worksheet 2b. Students are required to match the expression with the pictures. Discuss the answers.

    5 Each group recites one stanza. Each group will take turns to present their stanza 6 Groups present the entire poem as poetry in motion.

    Students could use their imagination and creativity to portray their emotion. Eg: Props to support their action.

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    ARE YOU STILL PLAYING YOUR FLUTE? WORKSHEET 2a

    WORD STRIPS

    Playing flute

    Love

    Guilty

    Longing for

    Blown by the wind

    Wa